Thank you to Kaitlin, from The Garden Grazer, for sharing her Spinach Artichoke Feta Quesadillas! I found them on pinterest and had to check them out. The recipe is so easy and the prep time for these was fast! I added chicken to mine since I had a chicken breast left over from dinner the other night. I also used white onion instead of green onion because I forgot to buy green onion. They probably would have been better with the green onion, but they were still pretty good with the white onion. The tortillas came out crunchy which makes these more delicious and I added a ton of mozzarella to make them extra gooey. I wanted a quick snack to eat while watching the Houston Texans kick the stinky Ravens butts(haha) and this was perfect! You should definitely check out Kaitlin recipes, these Spinach Artichoke Feta Quesadillas(+ chicken!) were so yummy!
A few weeks ago, Husband and I came up with the BRILLIANT plan to turn a large part of our garage into a room. Our house is not very big and our attached garage is a big underutilized space. (It is considered a two-car garage, if you are the proud owner of two smart cars, which we are not.) We have the regular house repair tools and lawn equipment in the garage, but not much else. We thought about putting the kids in the same room, but Big Sister has a ton of toys and is used to her own space and Little Guys current room would be kind of small for our playroom/school room idea. So we cleaned out the garage, got rid of a ton of junk, and made plans for our new room. We had a slight glitch in our plan, right after Husband put the frames up for the room, we remembered that we might need a permit for the work we were doing. Husband solved that problem pretty quickly though and got a $30 permit at the county office. So he set off again and got the sheet rock up, the wall taped/floated, and the wall painted and then my car started acting up. Now a week and a half has gone by and no construction. We were hoping to get this done in a month, but with one car out of commission, I am not sure when it will be finished. As soon as the room is done, I will post plenty of pictures. Until then, we are stuck doing school activities in our living room. Hope you have a great day!
A full year has gone by since we first put our garden boxes in, and boy have they changed! Our herbs lasted over the cold winter, as well as a few of our flowering plants. We were also surprised to see our cilantro came back this year. When we planted the cilantro last year, it burned in the sun right away and died. I never took the plants out because they wilted and other plants grew around them. Now the cilantro has spread all over the place and flowers like crazy. Our lily also bloomed this year which it did not do last year although we checked that we had it planted in time for it to bloom. We did remove a few things and added a few other plants. We will probably end up changing the boxes again at the end of the year to try growing new plants, but we are pleased with what we do have this year.
In the box to the left we have: the lily, chives, two kinds of aloe(only one is pictured, but my neighbor gave me some after I took the picture), a cherry tomato plant, basil, parsley, and rosemary. In the box to the right we have: spearmint, peppermint, chives, lavender, cilantro, and a three flowering plants that I cannot remember their names. The three flowering plants have grown tremendously this year and one is especially taking over. I did buy a citronella plant, but that will stay in a separate pot since it has almost doubled in size in the last few weeks.
I plan on saving my herbs by drying them and using them in our meals, but I have to learn how to do that first. I also would love to grow garlic or large onions next year. For now my Garden Boxes bring me great joy with my flowers blooming and all our butterfly visitors. If you have and tips or comments for me, feel free to give your advice. Thank you for checking out my plants!